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Currently I am a PhD Candidate in Spanish Literatures at SUNY University at Buffalo, additionally, I am a Spanish teacher assistant there. I completed my bachelor’s degree in English Education from my home country, Colombia. I have always enjoyed teaching and I am so glad I decided to become a teacher. I have taught English for about five years in Colombia, and now I am teaching Spanish here in America. I believe that learning a language gives students the opportunity to learn more about other cultures, customs, and hopefully embrace differences that will make us more tolerant people. Learning a language goes beyond pronouncing a word correctly or following grammar rules, although these aspects are important for the learning process, they should not be the final goal. I think a language should be taught with a meaningful way, helping students to be able to communicate. Apart from teaching and reading novels another pastime that I have is watching movies, especially independent movies. School keeps me busy but in the summer I enjoy hiking, riding my bicycle and traveling.

Undergraduate Degree:

Universidad Distrital - Bachelor of Education, English

Graduate Degree:

SUNY University at Buffalo - Current Grad Student, Spanish

I enjoy reading, watching movies, hiking, biking and traveling.

Conversational Spanish

Spanish 1